1982 Silver Spirit - Barons Tuesday 16th July 2019 For Sale by Auction
The Silver Spirit was launched in 1980 as the first model in the SZ series. The Silver Spur is a long-wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit, produced at the same time. The Spirit was the first car to feature the retractable Spirit of Ecstasy. The spring-loaded Mascot sank into the radiator shell if dislodged from its position.
The Spirit/Spur was not entirely new, it continued to use the basic design of the Silver Shadow as well as that motor car's 6.75 Litre V8 engine and GM sourced THM 400 3-speed automatic transmission. The Spur / Spirit continued the emphasis toward a high degree of ride quality by utilising the self-levelling suspension from the previous model Silver Shadow, though in this application using a Girling automatic hydraulic ride height control system and gas-charged shock absorbers.
This example is said to drive exceptionally well, and will be driven to the auction at Sandown Park from London. The car is fitted with all of the normal extras that one would expect a Rolls-Royce of this age to have, and the registration number HIL 6018 is included with the car. The car comes with a large folder of service history, original leather handbook pack, and old MoTs. It has recently been fitted with a reconditioned alternator and wiper motor, as well as a new battery.
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